A woman in Indonesia's Jambi province was killed and swallowed whole by a python, according to local reports. Jahrah, a rubber-tapper reportedly in her 50s, had made her way to work at a rubber plantation on Sunday morning, reports BBC. She was reported missing after failing to return that night, and search parties sent out to find her. A day later villagers found a python with what appeared to be a large stomach. Locals later killed the snake and found her body inside. "The victim was found in the snake's stomach," Betara Jambi police chief AKP S Harefa told local media outlets, adding that her body appeared to be largely intact when it was found. He said the victim's husband had on Sunday night found some of her clothes and tools she had used at the rubber plantation, leading him to call on a search party. Read:Florida teen wins $10,000 by capturing 28 pythons After the snake - which was at least 5m (16ft) long - was spotted on Monday, villagers then caught and killed it to verify the victim's identity. "After they cut the belly apart, they found it was Jahrah inside," Mr Harefa told CNN Indoneisa. Though such incidents are rare, this is not the first time someone in Indonesia has been killed and eaten by a python. Two similar deaths were reported in the country between 2017 and 2018. Pythons swallow their food whole. Their jaws are connected by very flexible ligaments so they can stretch around large prey. One expert had earlier told the BBC that pythons typically eat rats and other animals, "but once they reach a certain size it's almost like they don't bother with rats anymore because the calories are not worth it". "In essence they can go as large as their prey goes," said Mary-Ruth Low, conservation & research officer for Wildlife Reserves Singapore. That can include animals as large as pigs or even cows.
Farmers rescued an eight-feet long python from a paddy field in Hatibandha upazila of Lalmonirhat district on Saturday, said the district administration. The snake was rescued at noon from a field in Mothergor area in the upazila, said Dr Motaharul Islam, upazila livestock officer. Habibur Rahman, a local farmer, found the python in his field while harvesting paddy and rescued it with the help of other farmers. READ: Python found at 12 BGB HQ handed over to Forest Dept The python has been kept under the custody of Nowdabas Union Parishad for now, said Dr Motaharul Islam. Nazir Hossain, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, said “We immediately sent police to the spot when we received the information. The snake has been rescued and forest department officials will release it later into Shal forest.”
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) handed over a python snake, which was rescued on Sunday, over to the local Barkal Forest Department Officer of Rangamati district through necessary coordination on Monday. Members of BGB's Chhotaharina Battalion (12 BGB) of Barkal upazila in Rangamati district rescued the about-five foot long python, an endangered species, from the battalion headquarter on Sunday. READ: 10-feet long python rescued from Bagerhat village This endangered animal was then safely protected by providing necessary care at the battalion headquarters. Later on today (Monday), the snake was handed over to the Barkal Forest Department Officer, said commanding officer of the 12 BGB battalion Lt Col SM Shafiqur Rahman on Monday. The Forest Department's official thanked the BGB for rescuing the endangered python. It may be mentioned that the rescued Python snake will be released in Kaptai Sanctuary. Traditionally, the BGB has always played a leading role in conserving nature and wildlife. The BGB has a unique precedent of conserving and releasing the rescued wildlife in the border areas through proper care and proper process.
A 10-feet long python was rescued from a vegetable field in Sarankhola upazila of Bagerhat district on Saturday. The python weighing 12 Kg was rescued from the field in sluice gate area adjacent to Gabtala Bazar in the upazila. The python got trapped in a net set around the field of a local trader named Delwar Hossain, said Md Sadik Mahmud, station officer of Sarankhola range of Sundarbans East Forest Department. After being informed, members of Wild Team, a wild life conservation organization, rescued the python and it was released in Sarankhola range area of the forest later, he said. The python might have crossed the Baleswar River and entered the locality in search of food, said the forest department officer.
A seven-foot long python was rescued while people were fishing in a pond in Barishal on Saturday. The residents of ward 26 of Barishal city handed over the python to the Forest Department on Sunday noon, said Gazi Mohammad Abul Bashar, Forest Officer of Barishal Sadar upazila. Jayanata Shil, a local, said while fishing in a pond at Natunhat area a youth named Abul Kalam caught the python thinking it was a fish. Also raed: Rescued python released in Sundarbans “These local species of python usually live in the Sundarbans. This one might have come here through the rivers,” said forest officer Gazi Mohammad. The python, aged around 8 years, will be released in the Sundarbans as the wildlife department of Khulna has been informed, he said. Also raed: Python released in Kaptai National Park
A 10-feet python was released in the Sundarbans after being rescued by members of Village Tiger Response Team (VTRT) and WildTeam, wildlife conservation organization, at North Tafalbari village in Sarankhola Upazila Tuesday afternoon. Locals spotted the python in a pond of Jiten Gain of the village and informed the Forest Department. On information, VTRT members rushed to the spot and rescued the python weighing 20-25 kg. Read: Python released in Kaptai National Park Md. Shamsul Arefin, Assistant Conservator of Forests (ACF) of Sarankhola Range, said the python might have entered the locality in search of food. On December 13, another python was caught by local people at Zilbunia village of Sarankhola Upazila and then it was released in the Sundarbans. According to the Forest Department, over 100 pythons were rescued in the last one year from different adjacent areas of the Sundarbans.
A 15-foot python was released in Kaptai National Park after being caught by local people when it entered the locality at Chandraghona in Kaptai upazila in Rangamati early Wednesday. Taranmani Tanchangya, a resident of the area, spotted the python in the forest of the Sericulture Research Center area in Chandraghona Union and put it in a sack tactfully and informed the Forest Department. Read: 12ft-long python rescued in Bagerhat Later, Tanjilur Rahman, Kaptai Range Officer of Chittagong Hill Tracts Southern Forest Department, released the python in Kaptai National Park under the Forest Department. He also said that the python weighing 20-25 kg is doing well. Read: 18-feet long python captured in Bagerhat Kaptai Upazila Nirbahi Officer Muntasir Jahan and Assistant Forest Conservator (ACF) Ganga Prasad Chakma of Chittagong Hill Tracts Southern Forest Department were present. This python might have entered the locality in search of food at night, said Tanjilur Rahman.
A 12ft-long python was rescued by forest officials from a paddy field in Sarankhola upazila of Bagerhat on Monday. The snake was later released in the Sundarbans. However, the python had attacked a 15-year-old boy, named Omar Hawladar, during the rescue operations, according to the forest officials. The boy received primary treatment at the Upazila Health Complex. "The reptile weighing 16kg was rescued by the forest department on Monday afternoon from the paddy field in Jilbunia village. It was released in the Sharankhola range of the Sundarbans at night," said Md Belayet Hossain, divisional forest officer (East). Read:18-feet long python captured in Bagerhat Originally from the Sundarbans, the python entered the village by crossing the Bhola river, according to the DFO. “In the past one year, more than 100 pythons have been rescued from the Chadpai and Sarankhola range,” said DFO Belayet. He also urged people to inform the forest department whenever they spot any wild animal in their localities rather than harming them.